Know Your Rights: Helping Consumers Resolve Nursing Home Problems

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<p>Far too frequently, nursing homes employ policies that violate the federal Nursing Home Reform Law. But because many nursing home residents and their family members are unaware of their rights, they fall victim to these illegal practices.<br><br>In <a href="/cnlib/pub/enews_clickthrough.htm?enews_item_id=21894&return_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ecmwf%2Eorg%2Fpublications%2Fpublications%5Fshow%2Ehtm%3Fdoc%5Fid%3D368902%26%23doc368902">Twenty Common Nursing Home Problems and the Laws to Resolve Them,</a> (<em>Clearinghouse Review Journal of Poverty Law and Policy,</em> Jan./Feb. 2006), Eric Carlson, J.D., an attorney with the National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC), addresses problems facing nursing home residents--from misuse of feeding tubes to unequal treatment based on insurance status--and explains the laws to resolve them.<br><br>The article is adapted from a consumer guide published by NSCLC, with support from The Commonwealth Fund. To find out how to obtain a copy of the guide, visit the <a href="/cnlib/pub/enews_clickthrough.htm?enews_item_id=21896&return_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ecmwf%2Eorg%2Ftools%2Ftools%5Fshow%2Ehtm%3Fdoc%5Fid%3D343026%26%23doc343026"> "Innovations" section</a> of our site.</p>